Weekly Releases: Feb 10th – 16th

Wednesday sees the release of the second issue of Brian Wood’s love-it-or-hate-it Star Wars from Dark Horse Comics. While this new comic is a great entry point to the Expanded Universe, some of the more well-versed fans had a few issues with the characterization of characters like Han Solo and Wedge Antilles. Star Wars #2 sees Leia put together a group to help her root out a potential spy, while Han and Chewbacca go toe-to-toe with Boba Fett. With a lot of the set up for the story laid out in the first issue things should start picking up this week.

The final arc of season 5 of The Clone Wars continues on Saturday with “The Jedi Who Knew Too Much.” Since I’m trying to be a Fan Who Doesn’t Know Too Much all I can say about this episode is that it doesn’t look like things are going to go well for Ahsoka. The first episode of this arc, “Sabotage,” was a great Star Wars meets CSI episode, so if you like crime procedurals or are an Ahsoka fan this arc is definitely one to watch.

I’m not going to put up a summary for this week’s The Clone Wars to keep everything as spoiler free as possible, but check out the summary for Star Wars #2 and don’t forget about our EU Release Schedule if you want to see what’s coming up.

Star Wars #2

A cagey young Imperial officer seems to anticipate the Rebels’ every move, so Princess Leia forms a “stealth squadron”—including Luke Skywalker—to expose a suspected spy within their ranks.

Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca run afoul of bounty hunter Boba Fett, and the Emperor sends Darth Vader on a secret mission!

* Stars Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader!

* Set during classic trilogy events!

[DarkHorse.com]

About the Author

Brian joined EUCantina in 2012 as a news reporter. He saw the Original Trilogy when he was so young that he can’t even remember the first time he saw them. His earliest EU memory is listening to audio books of the Jedi Academy trilogy with his family, and since then he has gotten his hands on as much EU material as he can, loving the novels, comics and video games.